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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bromka, Sondra & John 'The Tale of Yanek & Heliotrope' - A Medieval Music & Storytelling Journey History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Audiences are instantly engaged when a Medieval merchant's cart overflowing with mysterious and intriguing musical instruments arrives. Master Craftsman Yanek is en route to the greatest trading faire in all of France. His path crosses that of Lady Heliotrope, an exuberant troubaritz (female troubadour) in search of poetic inspiration. From here the fairytale spins as their tales entwine in this authentic period storytelling production that will absolutely delight audiences of all ages. Sondra and John Bromka infuse the performance with historic music on a great variety of unusual medieval instruments-many actually built by John, an accomplished luthier in real life. An authentic and appealing program!
$351- $500
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel American Heroes and Heroines from History and Folklore Performing Arts- Storytelling
A great kick-off or closing event for your 2015 Summer Reading Program! This entertaining program brings to life the stories of heroic Americans, including those from New York State and your local area. Rachel and Rebecca select stories and tailor their presentations to the age of their audiences and enliven their performance with songs and audience participation. Children will leave the event happy and eager to learn more about their new heroes and heroes. Program time: approximately 45 minutes with additional time for children’s comments and questions.
$101- $200
Desai, Mala Traditional Indian Dances - Classical and Folk History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Indian dance dates back to 300 B.C. Participants will briefly learn about the history of dance from South Asia. They will experience some basic dance technique presented in a lecture-demonstration format including audience participation. Rhythmic footwork, elaborate hand-gestures, facial expressions with head, neck and body movements will be taught with a brief performance to classical Indian music in the Odissi dance technique exploring classicism in dance. Participants will perform to traditional Folk dance music.
$201- $350
Lawrence, David Dig Into Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting, interactive program featuring magic, music, puppetry, all based on the 2013 library theme Dig Into Reading. We use books from library collections to weave a fun filled collection of magical routines into a program that both delights children, and encourages them to check out books from the library.
$201- $350
Nobisso, Josephine Behind the Scenes with a Celebrated Author Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Through age-appropriate, visual slide presentations, beloved author of 58+ books takes audiences behind the scenes into her 37 years in writing. Using humor and inspirational anecdotes, she shows influences that shaped her career from her bi-lingual school days. Shares her professional and home life, illuminates successful work habits, and shows the stages a book requires. Reads her books. Q&A. Author donates books, discounts books through easy ordering kit, and offers writing program, Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing.
$501- $1000
Mayes, Tom Meet the Man Behind the Make-up Performing Arts- Clowning
What is a clown? Who is Macaroni? Children meet Tom Mayes and watch as he transforms himself into character as “Macaroni.” Tom puts on his make-up and costume in front of the audience as he explains what it is to be a clown. The demonstration is followed by a short show and is a wonderful program for nursery school and pre-school aged children.
$101- $200
Lawrence, David UNMASK! Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
David Lawrence's UNMASK! program encourages young adults to utilize all of their mental abilities, while David demonstrates some unique and amazing mind reading ability. David uses participants from the audience in a fast paced and funny program, 'unmasking' the teens thoughts, reaching into the audiences mind to tell them words that they only looked at seconds before, significant dates, names and other thoughts that they thought only they knew.
$351- $500
Halpern, Roberta Global Rhythms- Dance Without Borders Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
A Total Participatory Family Program recommended for ages 5+ - children, adults, families! A creative, fun, exciting multi-cultural musical movement journey around the world. De-Stress! Socialize! Work Out! Have Fun! And Learn!!!!! Beginning with gentle stretching and yoga warm-ups, participants are guided through movements inspired by world rhythms, experiencing a great workout, much laughter, and joy. Movements are suggested through demonstration and creative visualization. Dance games create a friendly, non-threatening, light-hearted environment for even the most reluctant non-dancers.
$101- $200
Gillman, Jackson A Family Cabaret Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
This show is ideal for an intergenerational audience. Everyone is invited to laugh and sigh in familiar recognition as you participate in songs and stories that view daily rituals through the eyes of children and adults.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Abduction Prevention (ages 3-5) Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Abduction Prevention (Ages 3-5) Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends for this awareness and empowerment program which encourages children to listen to their Feeling Voice which helps them discern when someone or some situation can not be trusted.
$201- $350
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